Sunday, August 11, 2019

How to Become an Australian Commando Vid plus a few thoughts on their PT and Gear Setup...

Thanks to CARGO for the link!

Great vid.  What stood out to me?  Most of you will think it's goofy but the PT and the way they carry their loadout.  I really think the Brits and the Aussies are doing it RIGHT!

As far as PT is concerned they keep it simple.  Bodyweight exercises, strict form and done to standard.  I luv the gym.  But I still have my doubts about bringing gym type exercises to the PT Field.

Cross Training seems to be something that should stay in the gym.  A good PT program can measure everything you need to know about a Marine without having to tote around tons of gear to every deployment.

As far as the kit.

I don't even know what the Aussies and the Brits call it but carrying your first line gear off the old load bearing equipment where it sits at the waist seems ideal if you're out and about on the ground moving.  Its just biomechanically more sensible than loading up a plate carrier.

The only real life analogy that I see to it in the US is a "battle belt"  Below is a pic I just grabbed off the net.

I know.

Focusing on PT and Gear Carry in an age where the discussion is about the F-35, ACV, LCS, Burke replacement etc is low tech stuff in a high tech world.

But winning battles does come down to the individual Marine right?

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